A Yaba Chief Magistrates’ on Thursday ordered that a 26-year-old hotel staff, Jeffery Ehizojie, who allegedly murdered the manager and owner of the hotel, be remanded in prison,pending legal advice from the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).
Chief Magistrate, Oluwatoyin Oghere, who gave the order, adjourned the case until April 10.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Modupe Olaluwoye, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Jan. 25, at 3 a.m. at No 42, Budland Str., Ojodu-Berger, near Lagos.
She said the defendant and some other persons (at large), conspired to steal from the hotel manager and owner but ended up strangling them.
Olaluwoye alleged that the defendant was a staff of the hotel, Etashol Hotel and suites belonging to Mrs Sola Olusoga, 42.
She further told the court that the defendant also strangled the hotel manager, Mr Tunji Omikunle, 39 who was present at the time of the attempted theft.
“My Lord, the defendant and his accomplices attempted to drug Olusoga and Omikunle but when it didn’t go as planned, they strangled them,” she said.
the prosecutor said after the murder, the defendant absconded to Port-Harcourt where he was caught and arrested.
The offence, she said, contravened the provisions of sections 233 and 223 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).